Pandanus Basket with handle (25x11cm) by Noeleen Lalara Danjibana
Pandanus basket handmade by Anindilyakwa Arts Centre weavers. This basket use local organic dyes.
About Noeleen Lalara Danjibana
I’ve been living on Umbakumba, my mothers country, since 2008.
I’ve been doing arts for a while, partly for my Bachelor training at CDU. I study a Bachelor of Education and have only 4 units left to finish my degree. I have grandsons so I’ve been doing it slowly, travelling to Darwin to study.
I do weaving with ghost net with pandanus, ghost net and strips of clothes. We all do it differently, my daughter in law Maicie does it her way and I do mine. We help each other too.
When the art centre at Umbakumba opens Maicie & I will train all the other ladies to weave too.
I’m based at home here with my grandsons, when I’m bored I just get some ghost nets and do some weaving.
About Anindilyakwa Arts Centre
“The Land Council started by people coming together to think and talk for the future. They made the art centre in 2005 for all Anindilyakwa people.
Some people were already making art and selling it to Balanda (non-Indigenous people) on the Eylandt. Spears, Woomera, didgeridoo, paintings and baskets.
Now we sell the art to the art centre first, they pay us and sell it on.
The art centre can sell it anywhere, like when we go out to Darwin for the art fair. People love what we’re doing, the bush dye and jewellery.
Balanda (non-Indigenous people) when they buy art straight from our art centre, it’s better. We get good money to build the art centre for the future.
The art centre is for people to come and learn, we learn (teach) new people from the community to make art the old ways.
The art centre is good for community, not everyone is an artist or interested in learning the old ways. It’s important that we teach them so they can make baskets and dilly bags too. The old people left us this for the future.”
- Annabel Amagula, Senior Anindilyakwa Artist
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